FAP 29 over TN R/SOURR/FAU 5395&3619


+35.05472, -85.31500
35°03'17" N, 85°18'54" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FAP 29 over TN R/SOURR/FAU 5395&3619
Structure number:33FA0271001
Location:SR-29 / TENN. RIVER
Purpose:Carries highway over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:375.0 ft. [114.3 m]
Total length:2745.2 ft. [836.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:126.3 ft. [38.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:129.9 ft. [39.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
Year reconstructed:2003
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:15
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:73,130 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:48.5 tons [44.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:73.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge or other major structure without deck rehabilitation or replacement [33]
Estimated cost of work:$2,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201773.0FairGoodGoodFair-73130
March 201584.0GoodGoodGoodGood-69690
April 201384.0GoodGoodGoodGood-72410
April 201184.0GoodGoodGoodGood-81040
March 200984.0GoodGoodGoodGood-82450
May 200785.0GoodGoodGoodGood-66880
June 200585.0GoodGoodGoodGood-66070
August 200385.0GoodGoodGoodGood-61170
March 200385.0FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-61700
December 200085.0FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-55100
March 19990.0-----11210
July 199773.0PoorPoorSatisfactoryGoodSD60730
June 199573.0PoorPoorGoodGoodSD63860
April 199373.0PoorPoorGoodGoodSD56870
April 199172.0PoorSeriousSatisfactorySatisfactorySD41080

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.23,05123,0015000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.22,69622,6810150
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.158,880158,880000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.6,0476,047000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach6666000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.284284000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.3473222050
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.567567000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,5451,5271800
Elastomeric Bearingeach1212000
Movable Bearingeach197197000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.8,1008,100000